Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Shoot the Moon....

If you take a cheap digital camera (fixed lens, 4Mp) set on macro, and put it up against the eyepiece of your telescope on a full moon....

I know I could get better, if I was a bit more careful with focus and steady. But this was more of a "test of concept" and I'm thrilled.

Back to your regularly scheduled hiatus.... (actually, I'm gonna start doing more of the quotations file soon, just for fun. Not really blogging, so much as finishing something I started a long time ago.)

Update: You just can't win sometimes. Cool.

4 comments:

Caleb said...

Cool shot!

Ahistoricality said...

Thanks: I did some investigating after my experimentation and discovered that there's all kinds of helpful equipment for doing what I did. Reinvented the wheel, a bit, but it was fun!

chona said...

I think you did a good shot. Maybe I should try your strategy too and see what happens. Thanks for the tip!

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.